Average Salary for University of Idaho Alumni

Around 10,000 undergrads attend the University of Idaho, a school in Moscow, Idaho. The school sits in the top 21 percent of universities by return on investment. Nestled in a small community, this school is a hub for sports enthusiasts, many of whom relocate to nearby cities after graduation (Boise, Idaho, Seattle, Wash., and Spokane, Wash. are some popular choices). The data for this synopsis comes from former UI students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

254
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

98
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

81
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$46,700
University of Idaho Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$34K$68K$102K
Mechanical Engineer
9 salaries
$72,871  
   
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
$55,516  
Software Engineer
5 salaries
$99,820  
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
$65,000  
Project Engineer
5 salaries
$70,000  
High School Teacher
4 salaries
$57,433  
Operations Manager
4 salaries
$57,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348

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About This School

875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-2282

University of Idaho College of Law

www.uidaho.edu/admissions

9,540

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

54 %

19 %

35 %

38 %


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Industry

Graduates of the UI work in a variety of sectors including the engineering services industry, the food manufacturing industry, and the manufacturing industry. The most popular field is the architectural services industry. Those with an education from the UI earn an average of $63K.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of around $55K per year compared to men, who earn $76K.

Jobs

UI grads who become Software Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average approximately $100K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Attorneys and Mechanical Engineers; their salaries approach about $81K and $73K, respectively. Design Architects get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $53K in this job.

Locations

Boise, Idaho is a hot spot for UI alum. It is also not uncommon to find former UI students living and working in Seattle, Wash. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $78K. Many former Vandals can't resist staying in Moscow after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($43K). Other common destinations include Spokane, Wash. and Portland, Ore.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for UI grads with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) (average earnings climb to about $107K per year). Those with a B.A. in Communication face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $40K per year.

Skills

Former Vandals who have experience with Engineering Design can expect to make 23 percent more than other alumni (approximately $77K on average). UI grads are usually competent in Project Management, and a little less than a fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of alumni participate in a 401(k) program. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most respondents are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of survey participants report dental coverage, too. Additional benefits handed to University of Idaho alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Kansas State University grads report the most similar salaries to UI alums, earning $63K on average. Other schools similar to UI include the Utah State University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Nevada-Reno.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1420 1750
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for University of Idaho

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %
Salary
$33,508 - $69,609
Salary
$40,260 - $97,458
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
$32,985 - $88,660
$39,359 - $97,930
$38,783 - $80,000
$40,547 - $95,000
$42,785 - $87,060
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